Lil’ Kim

by ethnic on October 6, 2008

Birth Name: Kimberly Denise Jones

Place of Birth: Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S

Date of Birth: July 11, 1975/1976

Ethnicity: African-American

Lil’ Kim is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She is the daughter of Ruby Mae and Linwood Jones. She has a daughter.

Lil’ Kim has been described by various web sites as having Native American ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate.

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Multiethnicchick July 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm

“Theres a perception that her appearance has been altered”

Wrong, it’s a FACT that her appearance has been altered. Stupid website

savanna April 25, 2016 at 10:16 am

“The star, who shot to fame in the 90s, comes from a Native American and African American descent”
https://www.yahoo.com/style/lil-kim-stuns-fans-as-new-photos-show-dramatically-113013107.html

savanna February 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Her parents are Linwood Jones and Ruby Mae.

Capricious October 11, 2015 at 7:10 am

She now looks Persian.

neiltennant May 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm

yes but i would say ASIAN

WTF August 13, 2014 at 5:06 pm

the fuck did this trashy trick do to her face? gotttdamn she looks like hell. she’s starting to look like that freaky lion-faced lady that got so much plastic surgery… can’t remember her name

Kimmel February 23, 2016 at 7:29 pm

Jackie Stallone?

Sage February 29, 2016 at 1:50 am

Jocelyn Wildenstein?

tinasheeeee August 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm

CORRECTION: She is also Native American http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428591/bio

follers August 12, 2014 at 9:12 pm

That isn’t a reliable source.

tinasheeeee August 12, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Didn’t you say it was in another ethnicity though?

follers August 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm

When did I cite IMDB as a reliable source?

midori29 August 7, 2015 at 12:14 pm

@Tinasheee, the designation African American usually includes that

tinasheeeee August 6, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Now, she scares me with all that plastic surgery …

WTF August 13, 2014 at 5:07 pm

lmaooo me too!

indo December 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm

shes a self hater its ovious she hates being black.she bleached her skin and got surgery did to her face to look asian.smh poor woman.

christian March 24, 2012 at 2:34 am

lil kim had a surprise hit with LIGHTERS UP in 2005 in whole europe

plastic surgery is not bad and it can help people to be self confident

but lil kim has done too much

look at lil kim and you will see how many blacks hate it to be black

she has had blue contacts, died blonde hair, nose corrections and bleachings in order to look more white

as a teen she looked like a typical black girl

on the picture above she looks fantastic with the black hair

Delnegro August 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I like her sonq shut up bitch

nubianqueen August 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

@ Willy Wonka…..Trinidadian is a nationality(country of birth), You Talked of trinidadian as if it was a a race …I’m from trinidad…But my race is African/ Black……..So Lil kim is probably Black( which I am guessing cause i dont see any physical features that tells me she is otherwise), but being that Trinidad is such an diverse place….She could have ancestry of Indian,White, asian, etc…any of these races….

I'm So Far Gone May 31, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Lil Kim wants so badly to look like she’s mixed with Asian. I remember hearing how she wanted an Asian chick to play her in “Notorious” smh

liyah May 7, 2011 at 9:25 pm

she only looks “native” because all the things she’s been doing to her face if you look at how she looked before you would think other wise.

WTF May 8, 2011 at 3:54 am

@Liyah

What is a native supposed to look like today?The vast majority are mixed blooded

liyah May 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

If you want to know what a native looks like google it and then compare it to the real face that she was born with. How can people say she looks native after all the facial surgeries she has obviously done. She has changed her nose, cheeks, chin, eyes and lips her whole appearance has changed not by genetics but surgery.

malik March 27, 2012 at 9:04 am

thats not true

you can see full blooded native americans

keepitreal August 10, 2011 at 5:02 am

She’s short like natives, and she always had the cheeck bones. she looks like snooki , and she’s chilean native

MySpace Celebrity April 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

According to Foxy Brown, Lil Kim is Trini…not that everything Foxy Brown says is true, but that’s just what she said.

Willly Wonka July 14, 2010 at 11:55 pm

Put it like dis if ya’ll do yuh research, you’ll find out dat Lil’ Kim is of
STRAIGHT UP Trinidadian descent,I’ll bet ANYBODY-DO YUH RESEARCH
FIRST.OH! and I’ve met her THREE times and I know two of her cuzzins dat’s from East Flatbush-and DEY TRINI,SO IF YUH GONNA
COME WIDDIT,have yuh facts!!.
-Brooklyn wat up!!

real July 21, 2010 at 7:10 am

is she really Trini?

Bri April 18, 2011 at 7:51 am

Yep. I’ve read about it somewhere . .

trininess October 24, 2011 at 8:50 am

Wow! #TEAMTRINI!

(: June 17, 2010 at 10:28 pm

She kind of looks native american too, nobody’s all black, we’re all pretty much “mutts.”

Anonymous September 1, 2010 at 9:36 am

speak for urself…

Afro&Indo-Trini September 25, 2010 at 12:15 pm

no i aqree
everyoness mixxed
in a way no bodyss really
jus straiqht completely
100% one race ; everyone
was put on his world from africa
traveled around & mixed around yur
bound too be mixed with atleast
2 thinqs especially if yur in america

Nigeria October 16, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Not everyone is mixed, even in America.

DENISE JOHNSON November 1, 2011 at 2:11 pm

YOU ARE RIGHT EVERY ONE IS NOT RACIALLY MIXED. African Americans do not know their full history, and tend to believe what they hear about all Africans being mixed raced.However, everybody may just be mixed. They are racially mixed or psyochology mixed.

kira:)) March 30, 2010 at 6:45 am

who knows

Tribe March 30, 2010 at 6:09 am

“And another one” Will someone PLEASE tell me how come all these famous people have Native American Ancestry? enlighten me.

Tess June 7, 2010 at 6:37 am

lol! I think she is part crazy that is all she is part of.

Myriam Espritt-Steptoe March 20, 2010 at 1:37 pm

She looks Native American . I like her style kudos to Kim !

kira:D March 20, 2010 at 12:59 pm

She looks full black but who am i to judge?

Chief_Mulatto_Native February 16, 2010 at 10:49 am

Lil Kim is mixed with black & Native American. She said it on her myspace page. She is not pure black not does she look pure black. Before the bleaching, she was caramel skinned. She was never dark skinned. Heck, she was lighter than Biggie. I want to ask their question. Y’all saying that Lil Kim have self-hate issues, but why are you not saying this about white people who tans to get darker? Do they have self-hate issues, too?

Anonymous February 3, 2010 at 5:37 pm

Lil Kim is battling self hate issues. Dark skinned black people have a lot of self hate.

TL January 16, 2010 at 8:27 pm

SHE LOOKS BLACK TO ME!!!! COLORED CONTACT LENSES/FAKE HAIR AND ALL THAT LIGHT MAKEUP CAN’T CHANGE THAT!!!!

Anonymous December 30, 2009 at 6:18 am
jme December 30, 2009 at 3:29 am

she is black look in her old videos like when she was with junior mafia and made ‘i need you tonight’

Funny PPL December 25, 2009 at 7:52 pm

I have one question, why is it that you people can “easily assume” that people like ashanti, aaliyah, nia long, keri hilson, ciara, will smith, jada pinkett etc.( From the comments that I have read so far) are “MIXED, THEY JUST HAVE TO BE” although they haven’t made any comments about being mixed. Yet it is hard for people to believe that lil kim, fabolous, neyo etc.could possibly be mixed? IS IT BECAUSE YOU BASE IT ON LOOKS?

Tess June 7, 2010 at 6:42 am

Yes it seems all the unattractive people are automatically considered black and the mixed and lighter ones and attractive ones are considered mixed. You see it is a ploy to make black the worst thing possible. it is very twisted. Lil Kim is probably Native American and Black but neither blacks or Native Americans want to get stuck with her crazy ass. lol.

. December 4, 2009 at 6:59 pm

fake cheekbones not ‘native american’

Anonymous November 11, 2009 at 7:44 am

shes nt ugly and if she wanna be both lt haer gosh it dont matta africans ant sisters are indian spanish and sum other stuff it dont matta im dominican black asian white hawiann and indian bt most say i look asian noone kant help wat dey iz

audrey November 6, 2009 at 10:29 pm

She’s full black man, she’s just fair….There are black people that are fair.

Camille November 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm

I think she’s had cheek implants to can’t really go on high cheek bones but don’t count me on that but to me bein a woman kinda looks obvious but no disrespect to lil K.I.M she’s still beautiful and it aint all about looks anyway if she’s a beautiful person then that should mattet more but that’s just my opinion I’m afraid. x x

Stan September 25, 2009 at 11:37 am

Puh huh, yeah… a African&Native American turned into a Michael Jackson. Stupid wanna be White bitch, you should be happy for being Black and Native you dumb fuck. Fuck your ugly ass and go suck nuts bitch. Nikki Minaj is more better than your ass cause she’s happy to be Asian and Black unlike your ass. FUCK KIM GO NIKKI!

Smh, and I’m proud to be Native and Black.

George September 25, 2009 at 11:27 am

Lil Kim is African American and Native American. She ugly ass fuck!

James Neal August 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm

Yeh u can see she is of Native blood and most poeple who are called African American are not just African American. It’s just the fact that most have become very comfortable talking about their full heritage. She is so hot!!!!

shireen July 22, 2009 at 7:10 pm

i think shes very pretty lady but i think she bleached i kno she proud bein black

ethnic July 15, 2009 at 11:31 am

I think she had some surgery too

James Meals July 15, 2009 at 11:16 am

A beautiful combination of African and Native blood…mmmm I would knock that pussy out!!!! Knock it out real good…

Brent July 12, 2009 at 4:12 am

Happy bday Lil’kim!

ethnic June 4, 2009 at 1:09 am

Well Fergie does have Mexican heritage. She’s listed on this site.

http://ethnicelebs.com/fergie

about your friend, it must surprise people at first. btw the actor wentworth miller is also of african heritage but he has green eyes and white features.

fact June 4, 2009 at 12:24 am

It’s so not uncommon for someone who looks white to be mixed. I actually wondered if Fergie was mixed too because she could pass for a mix person to me. Why? Because I come from a mixed family and have seen the different looks of mixed people. Some look mix but others look like they’re only of one race– be it black, indian, white or whichever.

My friend who is a fair skinned black woman has 2 kids by the same dad who is white, but one kid came out iwith brown eyes and more mixed looking than Mariah Carey. Her other kid came out looking white with blue-green eyes. My friend always has to explain to each of the new teachers that she IS the “white” child’s mom.

ethnic June 2, 2009 at 11:12 pm

Interesting. I guess many artists in the game think its necessary to have street cred so they do ridiculous things like get a tan. there are some rumors that fergie from BEP is of part African american descent. i think thats a little far fetched.

meme June 2, 2009 at 3:29 pm

I like her natural eye color which is like a light brownish gray color. I saw some pics from when she was about in her late teens and not only was she fair skinned then, but she definitely looked part Indian or part something. When she got famous, for some reason she always baked herself in the sun and told some interviewer she likes tanning on the beach. I guess she wanted more street cred then because some rappers just didn’t’ see other rappers as black enough.

Looks like she doesn’t bother baking herself so much in the sun anymore. It’s pretty stupid to sit for hours under the sun anyway.

Jeff Micheals May 27, 2009 at 1:52 am

As a proud black man. I have to say that I do see that indian blood in her. Even before her plastic surgery. I think she’s a proud black woman and if she wants to talk about her indian blood then let her. It doesn’t demean her black blood but makes her more powerful to be proud to talk about all of her roots.

Toni Shelby May 16, 2009 at 1:16 am

Well majority of us that are African American are not full blood African American. Just because she lets people now she’s part Native American doesn’t mean she’s denying her African roots. She’s proud of who she is.

Jade May 12, 2009 at 7:08 am

Please, everybody claim to be half this and half that. Nobody wants to be just full black. Like when did that become a bad thing.

blaine allen May 5, 2009 at 11:01 am

clearly she has native blood i mean cmon look at her there is no way she is all black just no way and she does look latino or hispanic also

Realist May 4, 2009 at 10:40 am

On the real she is part Native American. There are a couple of other sources that back it up and the high cheeks bones kind of give that away any way.

coolcat April 27, 2009 at 6:10 am

lil kim is a mess

Oh Wow April 23, 2009 at 8:02 am

OMG a whole bunch of haters on this…you do realize that just because she mentions that she’s part Native American isn’t denying her African American blood??? There really is a issue with this in the black community it’s really embarrasing. It’s pretty clear she’s got native blood in her.

steve April 21, 2009 at 9:32 am

does’nt matter what she is- she has a great caboose

cory April 20, 2009 at 3:44 am

lil kim is hot you dont know what yall talkin bout

lil p April 16, 2009 at 10:42 am

lil kim is not mix she is black all of this mix stuff is a lie until i hear from herself

mrp April 16, 2009 at 10:40 am

where did you get an idea like dad and how did u know she is jamaican and puerto rican are you her mother or father. tell me she is full black until she tells me she is mix got it

ethnic April 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Do you have a source for that info? even if she was Jamaican, that would still make her of African descent in other words African American.

Brandon April 11, 2009 at 2:54 am

actually lil kim Ethnicity is not African American she is Puerto Rican and Jamaican

lala January 6, 2009 at 5:34 am

Native American my ass!
She’s ALL black, transforming into WHITE!

~AMEYO~ December 6, 2008 at 1:59 pm

DIS GIRL IS JUST UGLY I HATE HER SO MUCH AND SHE HAS BAD DRESSING SHE CANT DRESS IF HER LIFE DEPENDED ON IT…

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